For 1,913 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 Gigli
Score distribution:
1,913 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    They're both tales of growing up in the shadow of Islamic fundamentalism, but Persepolis is everything "The Kite Runner" is not. It's a personal memoir rather than fiction, coolly observant instead of melodramatic, female rather than male in sensibility and sense of humor - it has a sense of humor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    That smart, hip, human comedy you've been waiting for all year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Yet what I felt when the lights came up at the end of this visionary, titanic, relentless experience was something different: a strange relief that it was, at last, over.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Smartly written and beautifully played, The Savages is about that point in life where you look around and realize that where you are is probably as far as you're going to get. In spite of this, the movie's a comedy, dry and humane.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie is hard going, not least in the sense of powerlessness it leaves in an audience that knows exactly what will happen. And yet you come out feeling that the filmmakers have done the right thing by these people, and by this day.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Anvil! is one of the sweetest, funniest films I've seen this year. Also the loudest and most foulmouthed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    With a tranquil fearlessness, it goes beyond the death of memory, to see what might be found in the unexplored country beyond. The answer is both frightening and comforting: More love. Unspecified love. Universal love.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Mostly, though, it's "Godzilla" with a severe case of Murphy's Law, and it is never less than bizarrely delightful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Fair warning: I had to see The Girlfriend Experience twice before its pieces settled into coherent shape.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Inland Empire may be the most aggressively surreal feature film ever released to movie theaters in this country, and it's possibly close to the movie David Lynch carries around in his head.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Richly provocative entertainment, as heady as a cocktail party with the Manhattan literati and as vaguely troubling as the morning after.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Remains worth seeing as an achingly nostalgic farewell to youthful idealism, tinged with a kind of loving contempt.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A delightfully deadpan comedy from Germany, is one of those movies where nothing whatsoever seems to happen until you look closely, at which point everything happens.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Rambles without apparent purpose, and yet it blooms in emotional impact as it goes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Tarantino may have nicked the title first, but this is the real ''Pulp Fiction," with all the drama and the dead ends that implies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Stylish and only superficially superficial, Happily Ever After plunks us down with three male friends as they dance on the edge of their 40s.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Entertaining and enraging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The real deal, an often awkward but nonetheless terrifically compelling high-stakes human drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A broad, foursquare piece of populist filmmaking that happens to be tremendously moving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Remarkably, ''Me and You" doesn't shock so much as soothe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    There's a delicate balance here between expression and belligerence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The film confirms director Audiard as a master of visual mood, in this case one of barely expressed emotional panic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Builds slowly and naturally to an unbearable personal crisis.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    In its unstated cynicism, beauty, and self-pity, Last Days fits the myth of Cobain like a torn pair of jeans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Aristocrats -- the movie, not the joke -- is a working demonstration of the pleasures of the profane.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An exquisitely filmed, emotionally transfixing epic about a white South African boy's journey to return his pet cheetah to the wild.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This is one cinematic novella that stays with you for quite a while.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A puzzle: a hermetically sealed period piece so intensely relevant to our current state of affairs that it takes your breath away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Even more than "Chicken Run," Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.